Malik Nabers Gave a Great Quote During First Giants Press Conference

Nabers is already referring to himself in the third person.
Apr 25, 2024; Detroit, MI, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Malik Nabers poses after being selected by
Apr 25, 2024; Detroit, MI, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Malik Nabers poses after being selected by / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Malik Nabers had his first press conference as a member of the New York Giants on Friday and it's safe to say he made an impression.

The Giants selected Nabers with the sixth pick in the 2024 NFL draft, grabbing the explosive wide receiver to give quarterback Daniel Jones the type of perimeter weapon he has been lacking. During his first meeting with the press, Nabers gave a phenomenal quote in which he even managed to refer to himself in the third person.

Nabers was asked about how many draft experts said that separation was his greatest attribute, and what that meant to him and what it felt like to separate from defenders. His reply was priceless.

"When the ball's in the quarterback's hands, Malik's gonna be open." Perfect response. No notes.

The trio of Nabers, Marvin Harrison Jr. and Rome Odunze had separated themselves from the rest of the receivers in this year's draft. All three have the makings to be future stars.

Nabers was phenomenal during his final season at LSU. As a junior, he had 89 receptions for 1,569 yards and 14 touchdowns while catching passes from Heisman Trophy-winner Jayden Daniels. Nabers is as explosive as anyone in his draft class, as he ran a 4.35 40-yard dash and had a 42-inch vertical at LSU's pro day. At 6' and 200 pounds, he has the size, speed and athleticism to be a star in the NFL. He's also apparently quotable enough to be a star off of it.

Ryan Phillips


Ryan Phillips is a Senior Writer on the Breaking & Trending News Team at Sports Illustrated. Ryan has worked in digital media since 2009, spending eight years at The Big Lead before joining the SI team in 2024. He also co-hosts The Assembly Call Podcast about Indiana Hoosiers basketball and previously worked at Bleacher Report. Ryan is a proud San Diego native and a graduate of Indiana University’s journalism school.